INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WLFI) - Former Purdue women's basketball head coach Lin Dunn is among those selected to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2014.
The six members of the Class of 2014 are: Dunn, Michelle Edwards (player), Mimi Griffin (contributor), Yolanda Griffith (player), Jasmina Perazic (player) and Charlotte West (contributor). The Class of 2014 will be formally inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame on June 14, 2014 in Knoxville, Tenn.
Dunn was head coach of the Purdue women's basketball team from 1988 to 1996, leading the Boilermakers to three Big Ten titles, two NCAA Sweet 16's, the 1995 Elite Eight and the 1994 Final Four. She is the winningest women's basketball coach in school history with 206 victories, ranks second with a .752 winning percentage and is the only Purdue coach to never lose to intrastate rival Indiana (going 18-0). She coached 27 All-Big Ten players and nine All-Americans, including Joy Holmes, MaChelle Joseph and Stacy Lovelace, who received first team national honors. Dunn was chosen as Big Ten Coach of the Year in 1989 and 1991. She served as chairperson of the Kodak All-American Committee and as President of the WBCA, was an assistant coach on the 1990 World Championships Goodwill Team and the 1992 USA Olympic Team and head coach of the 1995 Jones Cup Team. Dunn went on to serve as head coach in the American Basketball League and subsequently as assistant coach, head coach and general manager in the WNBA. She lives in Dresden, Tenn., during the offseason and currently is head coach of the Indiana Fever in the WNBA.
Dunn has been a professional head coach for 11 seasons, leading the Indiana Fever to the 2012 WNBA Championship. She was named the 1998 American Basketball League (ABL) Coach of the Year and was the 2009 Runner-up for the WNBA Coach of the Year.
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